Core Competencies

The 2015 MIECHV Core Competencies define knowledge and skills for home visitors and other staff that work with families of young children.

Developed with input from partner agencies and front-line providers, the core competencies address these Topic Areas which align with the MIECHV Benchmark areas:

  • Maternal & Child Health
  • Childhood Injuries
  • Abuse & Neglect
  • School Readiness
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Economic Self-Sufficiency
  • Coordination of Services.

The 2015 Florida MIECHV Core Competencies also endeavor to connect recommended Knowledge/Skills within each Topic/Sub-topic area to available Learning Opportunities and to methods to help measure Demonstration of the skills by staff of local MIECHV implementation agencies. The core competencies are intended as a framework to stimulate more detailed work at the program and agency level.


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The Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy at Florida State University, a state MIECHV partner, lead the development of core competencies.